August 28, 2010 Subject:
Not bad. A ventriloquist with a Moe Howard accent and a curious girlfriend plots some kind of world war. Peter Lorre as Moto keeps this one afloat. A secret agent disguised as a shop-keeper. Who woulda thought? John Carradine as a suave British secret agent, who meets an untimely demise kept me from hitting the delete button. Would like to see other Moto movies.
July 3, 2010 Subject:
Wow, did THEY ever misjudge the political situation!
The movie is dark and hard to see which made it less enjoyable. If you like Mr. Moto movies you will probably like this one, too.
The plot is preposterous. World war would be prevented during the arms build up if BRITAIN and FRANCE didn't have a falling out! This was in 1939?! I didn't expect a documentary but honestly what was the matter with those people? The plot seems to indicate that WWII would be caused by trivialities, an event like the assassination before WWI, not Hitler's ambitions. The movie makers can be excused for not knowing what Japan was up to but Hitler was swallowing territory in plain view of the US. I suppose it was just as well they were coy about who was behind the plan because it undoubtedly wouldn't have made any more sense than the rest but I would have been interested. Hmm--how about the US? :)
The naval captain said, "Turn left a hundred and eighty degrees." Sounds very nautical to me. :)
April 1, 2009 Subject:
Go Moto Go! Script - Just Go Away
Mr. Moto is a great character, and Peter Lorre clearly has a lot of fun playing him. The film is worth watching only to see the actors - particularly Lorre, who kicks up the energy level several notches whenever he's on screen. John Carradine does a credible turn (despite his American accent) as the British agent posing as a low-life gang member. He has a few good scenes, including one in an underwater diving bell (some nice underwater effects there). But Carradine's supporting role is unfortunately rather small. A very young, muscular George Sanders also doesn't have much to do as the lead villain's side-kick. Any movie where Moto matches wits with an evil mastermind who is an accomplished ventriliquist has potential, but, sadly, the story just isn't well told. The so-called "Egyptian" setting is laughable - a handful of extras wearing turbans and fezes do not an Egypt make. Most of the action takes place in a British music hall and a British pub, with not a single Egyptian character, nor even a stock-footage shot of pyramids or the Sphinx to give any sense of being in an exotic locale. This is definitely a lesser installment in the 1930s Oriental detective genre. The print is also very dark, which is a real disadvantage to a movie with so many night shots. All that said, some Moto is better than no Moto. Two stars for the film itself, plus an extra one for Lorre.
is in public domain. Other Mr Moto films are not however...
October 12, 2007 Subject:
Mr. Moto's Last Warning
I love Mr. Moto!
Reviewer:square eyed boy
October 11, 2007 Subject:
Mr Moto's Last Warning
Film is great, you can hardly go wrong with a Peter Lorre film.
One thing though, if the MPEG2 really is MPEG2, I am a banana. I cn assure you that I am neither yellow nor bent. The MPEG1 seems to me to be of equal quality and is fastre to download of course.
March 21, 2007 Subject:
There are 7 more Mr. Moto films
If they are not under copyright, they would make a great addition to archive.org's film archives.
This film is a dandy. It has intrigue, lots of action, comedic sequences, and Peter Lorre playing one of his most versatile roles. Love those Mr. Moto films! Definitely worth watching.
March 22, 2006 Subject:
I've watched this twice so there must be something attracting me.
What it is, I can't say, don't know.
It seems to be just average but somehow cool too.
Give it a peak.
October 1, 2005 Subject:
More Mr.Moto's movies....
August 5, 2005 Subject:
Works fine for me.
I downloaded it, and it worked fine for me. I wish more of the Mr. Moto films were in the public domian.
August 5, 2005 Subject:
Again, the MPEG2 won't work
"Can't change directory ..." so after 2 GB of download, the rest is gone.